Victory Label

The claim that bigger is better seems well founded in the case of the seasonal 11% Victory Old Horizontal Barley Wine. The visible sediment only adds to the density of its dark amber appearance. Following the early hop aromas, the full mouthfeel sensation soon reveals a flavor struggle for dominance between the hop bitterness and malts. The hops win out as the smooth supporting alcohol slowly comes through and produces a pleasant warming sensation on the roof of the mouth.

Victory Brewing Company
420 Acorn Lane
Downington, Pennslyvania

Reviewed by Tom Ciccateri - February 2001

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